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  • 10 November 2017

    In the version of this article initially published, J.E. Lunshof's affiliation was given as “Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA”; the affiliation should have included her main affiliation at the University of Groningen and read, “Department of Genetics, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands, and Department of Genetics, Church laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.” In addition, “Divinity School, University of Chicago,” should be “University of Chicago Divinity School.” The errors have been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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  1. School of Life Sciences, Center for Biology and Society and School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

    • J Benjamin Hurlbut
  2. Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

    • Insoo Hyun
  3. School of Public Policy, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

    • Aaron D Levine
  4. The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK.

    • Robin Lovell-Badge
  5. Department of Genetics, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands, and Department of Genetics, Church laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Jeantine E Lunshof
  6. Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

    • Kirstin R W Matthews
  7. Nuffield Council on Bioethics, London, UK.

    • Peter Mills
  8. Department of Reproductive Medicine, International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

    • Alison Murdoch
  9. The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

    • Martin F Pera
  10. Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

    • Christopher Thomas Scott
  11. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, London, UK.

    • Juliet Tizzard
  12. Honorary Fellow, Hertford College, University of Oxford, Catte Street, Oxford, UK.

    • Mary Warnock
  13. Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

    • Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
  14. The State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

    • Qi Zhou
  15. University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    • Laurie Zoloth


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Further reading

  • Human embryo research policy update

    Nature Biotechnology (2018)

  • Erratum: Revisiting the Warnock rule

    • J Benjamin Hurlbut
    • , Insoo Hyun
    • , Aaron D Levine
    • , Robin Lovell-Badge
    • , Jeantine E Lunshof
    • , Kirstin R W Matthews
    • , Peter Mills
    • , Alison Murdoch
    • , Martin F Pera
    • , Christopher Thomas Scott
    • , Juliet Tizzard
    • , Mary Warnock
    • , Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
    • , Qi Zhou
    •  & Laurie Zoloth

    Nature Biotechnology (2017)

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